A video of Sourav Ganguly rubbished reports of giving up captaincy of PWI.


Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly rubbished reports of giving up captaincy before the end of the ongoing fifth season.


One of the best off side players in world cricket said he will be the captain for the full season.


However he was sad to be criticised more than the other players who haven t played well in the tournament.


According to reports, Ganguly was to be axed as captain of Pune Warriors in Indian Premier League and will serve only as the team's mentor, putting an end to intense speculation over the struggling batsman's fate following a string of poor results.


Ganguly's future role in the team was spelt out by franchise owner Subroto Roy who said that the veteran batsman wants to remain in the team as mentor only.


“Sourav will be the mentor next season. We rather pushed him to play in IPL 5 as he is such a fantastic captain,” Roy said.


The Warriors are already out of the race for the play-offs berth and Roy said Ganguly would like to sit out the team's last three matches for the youngsters' sake.


“Sourav wants to give youngsters a chance in the last games,” Roy said.